Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding Rep. Todd Snitchler’s (R-Uniontown) introduction of House Bill 2 concerning performance audits.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Columbus - “I applaud Rep. Snitchler for the introduction of House Bill 2 requiring performance budgeting and audits for state agencies.  Performance audits can help produce skinny governments – from the schoolhouse to the statehouse.  I predict Rep. Snitchler’s bill will pass quickly, with broad bi-partisan support.  I look forward to working with him, the Speaker and other members of the House as the legislative process continues.”

The Auditor of State is one of five independently elected offices under the Ohio Constitution. Auditor Yost’s office is responsible for auditing over 5,600 state and local government agencies. Staff also works in partnership with state and local governments to deal effectively with financial, accounting and budgetary issues.

Mary Amos Augsburger
Director of Policy and Public Affairs